Look at the Part 1 as a giant collection of interconnected data, without any intelligence in it. For example – analyze your behavior in relation to following picture:
“Dog says: I have nothing against a Bush in the White-House.”
You should smile because your brain will retrieve two associations, second one being a dog having another plant (one more joke) to piss on in the White House.Now draw a dog with Ariel Sharon’s face and have him say that. The associations in your brain will pop and make you act upon whether you feel like it or not. Allour knowledge is stored in form of associations.Look at the Part 2 (processing unit) as the only mechanism preventing garbage from entering your data-base and the only part that has any logic or reasonfunctionality. All new experiences (data) encountered are judged against previous data and either allowed to pass to the data-base or be rejected. When everything isclean, only logical-non-conﬂicting information (or associations) checked out against previously stored knowledge can enter the data-base. Under certaincircumstances, however, faulty, corrupted information is programmed into the database and we have a big problem. Some of the “corruptions” can be manifestedthrough or even corrected through dreams (really a simulation of real feedback that allows your brain to fake information that passes through the processing unit). If the inconsistencies are severe, behavior in entire area of inconsistency can be suppressed and only very advanced training can allow facing/correcting such aproblem.What can cause your brain to let faulty information pass? The answer is very simple – anything that overwhelms your “processing unit.” Namely – all emotions(also known for the purpose of brainwashing as “buttons” to “push”). Everything that makes you happy, ecstatic, sad, angry, disgusted, irritated, tired, etc can beused to overwhelm the “processing unit” to the point where much less “processing power” is available for the ﬁltering functions and things can enter your brain thatyou would never let there under “normal” circumstances.We all are constantly exposed to brainwashing of smaller or bigger level. Often brainwashing is done as a learnt, programmed trick without understanding theorybehind the process. Examine the tricks of car-salesmen, for example: As part of the “procedure” the salesman will enquire about your job, position, etc. Will thencompliment you with this or that, plugging “you are so rich” quietly somewhere in there while you are all happy about being so admired. Well, since you are so rich,it would not make sense for you to haggle over the sticker price or interest rate too much. You sign the papers like a “rich man,” take the new car home, have baddreams about the affair for a couple of days and then wonder for days how you could be so dumb. (Sounds familiar? – this is only the most basic trick.)The whole “game” was well practiced in the “Wild East.” Military ofﬁcers, intelligence ofﬁcers, or even the chess players were taught all the tricks. I rememberseeing some movie about a Russian chess master winning a top-level game against an American by using such “disgusting” tricks as putting a match in his ear andthen (the same match) in his mouth. While the American was shocked, the Russian was plugging him with misinformation. The bigger the “shock” associated withthe “button” the better – you can “get away with murder” if the button is good and plug whatever garbage you want in there. Part of good training would includeimmunizing you to all common tricks.A good brainwashing message therefore consists of two parts - the carrier pressing the button (used to overwhelm your “logic processor”) and the desiredprogramming itself. The desired programming should best be a simple association that can be easily stored in the database. Sometimes the carrier and the messageoverlap. Examine the famous commercial that cost Goldwater the election. If I remember correctly it was a little girl, then Goldwater, then a nuclear explosion. Theshock of an association of a little girl combined with (being destroyed by) a nuclear explosion was used as a carrier to program the “Goldwater=Nuclear Explosion”association. As always, real facts (Goldwater’s political ideas) do not stand in a way of a good brainwashing.To resist brainwashing it is important to recognize “incoming carriers” and look for the desired programming. To prevent the message from affecting others it is onlynecessary to disable the “carrier button.” Contradicting the “desired programming” is unnecessary and counterproductive.I cannot resist using my favorite example here, which, I am sure, everyone has seen. Question US aid to Israel and be bombarded with Holocaust pictures. This is afairly primitive technique but it works on everybody but medical doctors. The carrier is the disgust and shock of seeing human bodies abused and dismembered, thedesired programming is “Opposing aid to Israel=Nazism.” It does not matter how elaborate your argument in opposing the aid is. The carrier button will overwhelmyour argument unless you disable the carrier button.How to disable that particular button. Well – you can either desensitize yourself and everyone else to the sight of open/dead bodies the same way it is accomplishedwith future medical doctors (hours of training in the morgue) or ﬁnd a way to counter the button:1. Escalate – show that Israel kills people too (not that good – it is like a childish argument in a sandbox: A. you are ugly! B. You are uglier!)2. Emotionalize – show shock – ‘how DARE you suggest I do not care”3. Reuse – post uglier pictures and state your message – such as US’s involvement can cause another Holocaust4. Reverse – ask if the pictures show dead Jews or dead kulaks killed in Russia5. Ridicule – like our “Chicken Holocaust” stunt6. Drown – immediately show concern about the picture, ask for context, drown the “desired programming” through other concerns.None of these methods is perfect – shock of death is a powerful emotion. Here is the bigger problem though – the stunt has been used so many times it becomesineffective or even counter-productive. People have a tendency to rebel against things that cause them pain. I hope people will never take pleasure in seeingHolocaust pictures, but it is one of the possible ways to rebel.
Programming of Americans
There is one group of people that has achieved a “special status.” This is completely illogical and counterproductive for everyone (special group included). There isnothing wrong with gaining America’s support through logical, rational process. It is another to accomplish such state of affairs through ugly mind tricks. Even if weignore the fact that such state of affairs might be slightly unfair to the Americans, the bigger problem is that such things can lead to a backlash.Examine your reaction to:
Many Italians lie!
Any reaction? How about?